demoralization love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of demoralizing, or the state of being demoralized. Also spelled demoralisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of corrupting or subverting morals. Especially: The act of corrupting or subverting discipline, courage, hope, etc., or the state of being corrupted or subverted in discipline, courage, etc..

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of corrupting or subverting morale, discipline, courage, hope, etc., or the state of being corrupted or subverted in morale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun destroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy
  • noun a state of disorder and confusion
  • noun depression resulting from an undermining of your morale

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Examples

  • Tea party demoralization is right around the corner.

    Think Progress » McConnell Slams Financial Reform Bill After Meeting With Hedge Fund Managers And Other Wall Street Elites

  • So on this line of thought, the anti-social behavior of young people in this category derives from their "demoralization" -- their failure, or society's failure, to absorb a compelling set of normative standards about personal and social conduct.

    Disaffected youth

  • So on this line of thought, the anti-social behavior of young people in this category derives from their "demoralization" -- their failure, or society's failure, to absorb a compelling set of normative standards about personal and social conduct.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • I think she ` s probably experiencing what they call -- and I ` m a recovering alcoholic myself, with, God willing, in April, 13 years of sobriety -- incomprehensible demoralization, which is what people experience.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2008

  • Two trucks, four families, demoralization, that is what the abstraction called an economy is all about.

    The Budget—Rule of Law vs. Rule of Man

  • When, to the next word, "staircase," again, he said "scar," his demoralization was almost complete.

    The Window at the White Cat

  • As for the so-called demoralization of the present day, this latter class are inclined to laugh at the croakers who look at things that way.

    Heart and Soul by Maveric Post

  • The very terms "grisette" and "lorette" by which young women unblest with wealth or social rank are commonly designated, involve the idea of demoralization -- no man would apply them to one whom he respected and of whose good opinion he was solicitous.

    Glances at Europe In a Series of Letters from Great Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland, &c. During the Summer of 1851.

  • But when you put the escalation next to Obama's wavering on the public option; next to his broken promises of transparency; next to his stances on the Patriot Act and Gitmo; next to his full-on abandonment of his NAFTA pledges -- well, you get the kind of demoralization that Kos's new poll shows.

    David Sirota: The Demoralized Democratic Base

  • But if the workers were what they are represented to be -- namely, the idler whom the employer is supposed continually to threaten with dismissal from the workshop -- what would the word "demoralization" signify?

    The Conquest of Bread

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